starch

Part of speech: adjective

Starched.

Part of speech:

Starchy.

Part of speech: noun

STARCHER.

Part of speech: adverb

Starchedly.

Part of speech: noun

STARCHEDNESS.

Part of speech: verb

To apply strach to.

Part of speech: noun

A white substance found in the seeds, pith, or tubers of plants.

Part of speech: noun

A solution of the above, for use in stiffening clothes.

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Usage examples "starch":

  1. It will be interesting to state that the early settlers obtained their starch for laundry purposes at home from potatoes, by chopping or grinding them. - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management", Ministry of Education.
  2. And both stiffened themselves with a little more starch; and we know that British wheats produce the stiffest starch in the world! - "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.
  3. Try other substances, as starch, bits of wood, and sugar. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..